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"IF WE WOULD  STOP WATCHING THEM OR SUPPORTING THEM NOW THAT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN…"

mike kesterson replied Jan 22, 2017 to Saturday Night Live Writer Smears Donald Trump’s 10-Year-Old Son

38 Jan 22, 2017
Reply by Jo Gonzalez

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"WASHED UP SKANK IS WANTING ATTENTION SHE CAN'T GET ANYMORE."

mike kesterson replied Jan 22, 2017 to Madonna: "I Have Thought An Awful Lot About Blowing Up The White House"

50 Jan 24, 2017
Reply by Dennis Gronquist

"more cowards"

mike kesterson replied Jan 18, 2017 to Calif. church to stop praying for president by name, says ‘Trump’ is ‘literally a trauma trigger’

53 Feb 11, 2017
Reply by Willie J Robinson

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"I think we should remember all these names and turn the radio off or the tv if any o…"

mike kesterson replied Jan 9, 2017 to Trump wins applause for his refreshing celebrity-free inauguration

27 Jan 9, 2017
Reply by Lake Macon

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"NOBODY CARES WHAT THIS FOOTBALL STUCK ON A TOOTHPICK SAYS ANYMORE."

mike kesterson replied Jan 9, 2017 to Sharpton Promises ‘Season of Civil Disobedience’ in Response to Sessions Nomination

50 Jan 9, 2017
Reply by Honest Glenn

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"Sure is funny how growing up before we had all these different cultures coming into…"

mike kesterson replied Dec 18, 2016 to Protesters Storm Stage, Disrupt Rep. Luis Gutierrez Speech at Refugee and Immigrant Conference

56 Dec 18, 2016
Reply by mike kesterson

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"Someone must have told him he would have to get a job now."

mike kesterson replied Dec 18, 2016 to Obama rips media, says Clinton was covered unfairly

39 Dec 18, 2016
Reply by Bob Russell

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"NOBODY and I mean NOBODY can profess to be a christian and support anyone who fights…"

mike kesterson replied Oct 11, 2016 to Glenn Beck: Electing Hillary Clinton ‘Is a Moral, Ethical Choice’

102 Oct 22, 2016
Reply by Ronald paige

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"Look at their record LOL I would do something STUPID too to take the focus off the f…"

mike kesterson replied Sep 30, 2016 to Louisiana deputies boycott high school’s football games after anthem protest

19 Oct 1, 2016
Reply by Wolfkat

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"God bless the deputies and shame on any parent or fan of this team who shows up to a…"

mike kesterson replied Sep 30, 2016 to Louisiana deputies boycott high school’s football games after anthem protest

19 Oct 1, 2016
Reply by Wolfkat

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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